Wow – – every week since returning from the IAGG WORLD CONGRESS seems to deliver another rich offering deepening the discussion around the current calamity called aging upward in America.
Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer serves up a terrific review of CARE, an eye-opening, downright terrifying film about the nation’s – and especially our region’s -, burdgeoning home-health care worker crisis.
The Philly-produced film should awaken policy makers & fill them with enough terror to get creative & find innovative ways to head off a catastrophe on path to hit every level of our nation’s well-being.
Should, alas, does not necessarily translate to WILL. Either to see or do.
Need, availability, cost, poverty wages, crippling government bells & whistles – put them together & we can expect our economy, social structure & health to crater over the next ten years.
May this film broaden a discussion happening among too few people & reach upward through all levels of our hide-bound & headed-for-a-cataclysmic reckoning hierarchies (too many types & levels to list).
The fire bells are ringing – 24/7/365. Am praying people who can make things right DO, starting with realizing that countless potential solutions are already available but are kept inaccessible because they’re not sufficiently institutionalized, bureaucratized, commoditized.
We’ve got to cut through all the jibber jabber outrageously suppressing community- & individual-based solutions. Or else we’re toast.